A native of Baltimore, MD, Nia has written professionally for more than two decades including articles for national magazines, a published novel, short stories, blogs, two volumes of poetry, and several screenplays. She has received awards and recognition for her screenplays and her first short film, Temporary Loss of Power, was an audience favorite at the Baltimore Women's Film Festival in 2007. Nia studied directing under the tutelage of famed director Lilyan Chauvin, until the time of Lilyan's death in 2008. Shortly thereafter, Nia began studying acting with Tony Award winning actor and teacher, Kent Klineman. She is mentored by director Catherine Hardwicke, (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, and Twilight) and has completed several writing assignments for Morgan Freeman at his production company, Revelations Entertainment. After shooting the short film, City In the Sea, Nia shot Chrysalis, a web series, in her hometown Baltimore and is preparing to shoot the feature film, Chrysalis. Nia is also the single mother of two adults with special needs, including a son with Autism.
Unique traits: Able to leap past Racism, Sexism, and Islamophobia in a single bound.
The Muslim Women
Television (Biography) Writer Created as an authentic answer to the skewed narratives of Muslim Women that are presented in the current media, The Muslim Women Series gives a true voice to the many Muslim women who do not see themselves represented honestly and positively in film and television. This is an ADVENTURE SERIES! The audience gets a chance to immerse themselves into the life of each subject, as well as gets to see their surroundings and local environment which bred them. Each woman is pursuant of a goal, Kamilah is on a mission to release her first solo album and Maria is on a mission to become a professional Muay Thai kick-boxer.
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Writer, Writer, Director, Director, Producer, Producer
Film by Alexander Kane (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Production manager A relentless detective takes on a cold case which leads her to investigate a widow suspected of killing her husband. The deeper the detective digs, however, the more baffling the case becomes. As more questions than answers ascend to the surface, the many secrets of the widow will be revealed. Written by Alexander Kane
Film (short) by Nia Malika Dixon (Action, Crime and Drama) Writer, Director, Producer, Actress A young man in Baltimore struggles with his choice to be a drug dealer as his lifestyle clashes with his religious beliefs. He wants to take care of his son, as any father would, yet his choice of career, though it's easy money, goes against his family's beliefs. He has to either quit the drug game, barely making ends meet, or continue on the path of money, power, and respect at the price of his soul. A violent altercation triggers a series of events that leave many dead. The violence hits home for Jamal, and when the smoke clears he accepts that he must get out of the drug game. But, will he? Written by Anonymous
City in the Sea
Film (short) by Nia Malika Dixon (Drama) Writer, Director, Actress Judah chooses to live on the streets of Venice Beach and isolate himself from all human connection until he meets Matt, a young man who desperately needs a friend.
Film (short) by Ryan Coogler (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In South Los Angeles, a young mother's love for her daughter is put to the test.
I Want Him Dead
Film (short) by Daniel J. Pico (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew When a girl is cheated on by her boyfriend, she tries to get away from him only to see him on every billboard, TV commercial and magazine cover. In order to rid him of her life she has no choice but to kill him.
Temporary Loss of Power
Film (short) by Nia Malika Dixon (Drama) Writer, Director, Producer Sheryl has an agenda. She's out to prove that a black woman can be just as effective in her top-ranking corporate position as her white male counterparts. It hasn't been easy; working long hours, for-going social engagements, taking on high-risk assignments, and giving one hundred and ten percent to her career. She's on top and in control. Lila's a working mother. Her goal is to live comfortably and send her kids to college. She's content being one of the boss' assistants at the firm. Lila is soft-spoken and inconspicuous, but she gets her job done and does it well. She prides herself for being the world's greatest mom, more so than anything else. She doesn't argue or fret about her job; she takes things as they come. These two very different women share an elevator at the end of a long day at work, when the power suddenly goes out. Sheryl is suddenly thrust into a situation where she is no longer in control, and she panics. Lila has experience being in a position where she's ... Written by Nia Malika Dixon
Best TV/Web Series, Chrysalis, Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
Best Urban Web Series, Chrysalis, Beverly Hills Film, TV, & New Media Festival
NextTV Web Series & Indie Film Competition Semi-Finalist
AFI Women Directors Workshop Semi-Finalist
WIF Mentor Program Recognition, 2009 Crystal + Lucy Awards
13th Annual Fade In Awards Quarter Finalist, Chrysalis